Lyrics: (Wearing Down) Like A Wheel

(Wearing Down) Like A Wheel (written by Elliot Easton and Jules Shear ©1984)

 

Oh what can be done about you? You look so at home in blue

It’s easy to see what we’re coming through

Now you say you want to be alone and you talk in a funny tone

But the humor escapes…

 

Oh I see us wearing down like wheel, do you think it’s time to stop?

And I can promise your friends don’t know how this feels

I don’t care, the way they talk

 

So believe the life that you hated with your wheel alleviated

Resigned that your life was so faded

How could you hold back from me? And how could you act to me?

And how many times…

 

Oh I see us wearing down like wheel, do you think it’s time to stop?

And I can promise your friends don’t know how this feels

I don’t care, the way they talk

 

Oh I see us wearing down like wheel, do you think it’s time to stop?

And I can promise your friends don’t know how this feels

I don’t care, the way they talk

 

How could you hold back from me? And how could you act to me?

And how many times…

 

Oh I see us wearing down like wheel, do you think it’s time to stop?

And I can promise your friends don’t know how this feels

I don’t care, the way they talk

Lyrics: Dangerous Type

Dangerous Type by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek, ©1979)

Can I touch you, are you out of touch

I guess I never noticed that much

Geranium lover, I’m live on your wire

Oo come and take me whoever you are

 

She’s a lot like you, the dangerous type

She’s a lot like you, come on and hold me tight

 

Oh inside angel, always upset

Keeps on forgetting that we ever met

Can I bring you out in the light

My curiosity’s got me tonight

 

She’s a lot like you, the dangerous type

She’s a lot like you, come on and hold me tight

 

Museum directors with high shaking heads

They kick white shadows until they play dead

They want to crack your crossword smile

Oo can I take you out for a while, yeah

 

She’s a lot like you, the dangerous type

She’s a lot like you, come on and hold me tight

 

She’s a lot like you, the dangerous type

She’s a lot like you, come on and hold me tight

 

Tonight

She’s a lot like you, the dangerous type

She’s a lot like you, come on hold me tight

Lyrics: Come Back Down

Come Back Down by Cap’n Swing

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

I was just spreading myself around, I was just feeling around now

And somewhere I had this Sunday notion that I was cold and you were roasting so I

Stabbed into the thick black air and then I grabbed until I felt your glare

I was meekly too mortified and you were sleekly trapped by suicide and you said

 

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

Ophelia, you’re a rush on the run now and I feel like I’m coming undone now

I’ve been chained to the left wing of thunder and you were trying to keep yourself down under

You were 13, and a blonde submarine, thirteen down in St. Augustine

Red light on a Saturday night and you were somewhat confused and a little bit used and you said

 

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Come with you

 

Yeah yeah yeah

 

Out there like a hypnotized baby, out there in the womb of despair

Out there keep everywheres now now I said, out there trying to feel it all somehow

Out there in the dream trader’s vision I said, out there, trying to cop a decision

 

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

 

Oh if you ever come if you ever come back down I want to come with you with you

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

Said oh, if you ever come back down

If you ever come back down

I want to come with you, want to come with you, come with you, come with you

Lyrics: Tools of Your Labor

Tools of Your Labor (written by Elliot Easton and Jules Shear; © Elektra/Asylum Records 1985)

Did your mother ever tell you to stay out of the street?

You’re going to end up just like your mother then: smooth, regretful and weak

The material you’ve been given may not be cut to such a fashionable length

You must look closely and develop its value; and its value lies all in it’s strength

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

 

His life, if you believed him, was like a sack of novels all combined

He lived with four girls in a garage up in Shady Side so he can tune up and get his front end aligned

He’s left so many other homes bleeding, he often exchanges all the facts

And he claims to be a victim of perfection, now all he wants to do is relax

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

 

You no more deserve your life than a child’s who sleeps in the streets

Who just stares at you, freezing; you just gotta compare your defeat

 

So goodnight and goodbye my sedentary friends, though your sleep will restless for you

‘Cause your dreams must all be earned and then that’s how dreams come true

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

Lyrics: It’s All I Can Do

It’s All I Can Do by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek ©1979)

One too many times I fell over you
Once in a shadow I finally grew
And once in a night I dreamed you were there
I cancelled my flight from going nowhere

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

One too many times I twisted the gate
When I was crazy I thought you were great
I kept my renditions of you on the wall
Where holiday romance is nothing at all

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

You wait in the wing like a Saturday flirt
Protecting the judge, you don’t want to get hurt
Once in a moment it all comes to you
As soon as you get it you want something new

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

Lyrics: Tonight She Comes

Tonight She Comes by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek, ©1985)

I know tonight she comes
She’s taking a swipe at fun
She gives me a reason
For setting my sights
Well I know tonight she comes

Oh she jangles me up
She does it with ease
And sometimes she passes through me
Just like a breeze
She gives me a reason
For feelin’ all right

Oh well
(know tonight, I know tonight)
I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
She comes

And I know she’s gonna do it to me
One more time (one more time)
I know she’s gonna stay implanted
In my mind
Why does she keep me hanging on the line, oh
(why does she keep me hanging on the liiiiiiine)

Ah yeah, I know she’s gonna do it to me
One more time (one more time)
I know she’s gonna stay implanted
In my mind
Oh, why does she keep me hanging on the line, oh yeah
(why does she keep me hanging on the liiiiiiine)

I know the way she feels
And all of the hearts that she steals
She tells me it’s easy
When you do it right
Oh well, well I know tonight she comes
(I know tonight she comes)

She tells me it’s easy
When you do it right
(know tonight, I know tonight) I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight) I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight) she comes

I know tonight, oh yeah
(know tonight, I know tonight)
(I know tonight) well I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
Know tonight she comes

Lyrics: Touch and Go

Touch and Go by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek © 1980)

All I need is what you’ve got
All I’ll tell is what you’re not
All you know is what you hear
I get this way when you come near

Then I know, it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
And then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

All I need is you tonight
Flying like a cement kite, yeah
In your headlock on the floor
Who could ever ask for more

And I know, it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
And then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

All I want is you tonight
I guess that dress does fit you tight, yeah
You know that look does make me shake
It almost looks too good to fake

And I know it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
Then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh yeah

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go
All I need is what you’ve got